Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is -- predictably -- criticizing a decision by the University of Texas to remove statues of Confederate Civil War leaders from honored spaces on its Austin campus. He is in desperate need of a history lesson. Read More

Today TFN President Kathy Miller spoke along with representatives of our partner organizations on a national press call about Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick trying to pass a “bathroom bill” and other anti-LGBT discriminatory legislation in the coming special session of the Texas Legislature. The special session begins Tuesday (July 18). Here’s the statement Kathy made during the national press call: Read More

Religious-right activists used a press conference on Wednesday to pressure Texas House members into passing SB6, which would require discrimination against transgender Texans in public restrooms. We sent out a statement in response. Read More

Yes, the Texas Anti-LGBT Bills Really Are About Hate and Discrimination

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick insists that SB 6 -- the so-called "bathroom bill" -- isn't about discriminating against transgender Texans. It is, of course. Patrick's own actions, and the actions of religious-right extremists he has brought in to help pass this discrimination bill, make that clear. Read More

In just the second day of the 2017 Texas legislative session, far-right lawmakers are already demonstrating their contempt for LGBT people and public schools. Read More

The Texas Observer

Abortion-rights advocates say the “Texas Born-Alive Infant Protection Act” is dangerous political propaganda that aims to paint abortions later in pregnancy as extreme and target the doctors who provide them. texasobserver.org/li… #txlege